If you're looking for general information about ophthalmologic conditions, including treatment options and support, the following links may be helpful.
Note: These links are provided for reference and informational purposes only and do not constitute any form of endorsement by Avella.
American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses - ASORN
ASORN is a professional network for nurses who specialize in ophthalmology. Through membership, nurses are able to educate themselves on recent developments in ophthalmology, maintain certification, and connect with other healthcare professionals to discuss the field and share knowledge on best practices.
Millions of visually impaired people struggle in their daily lives with education, employment and social challenges because they don’t have the proper resources to manage their condition or improve their eye health. That’s why Orbis was founded—it’s a nonprofit dedicated to preventing and treating blindness through education as well as supporting individuals who are visually impaired. The organization trains, researches and advocates for policies that promote awareness about eye health. Their website contains important information about eye health and opportunities for individuals to get involved in this important cause.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, also known as The Eye M.D. Association, is a professional network for eye doctors. In addition to facilitating collaboration and connections between members, the Academy operates a website for the public called eyeSmart. This helpful resource has expert articles about eye conditions and symptoms as well as lists of physicians in local communities.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is passionate about researching retinal degenerative disease. It has funded thousands of research studies at hundreds of institutions worldwide - including 129 grants at 71 institutions. The organization’s website contains the latest news and research on blindness, articles about preventing and treating this degenerative eye condition, and stories of those whose lives were changed by the Foundation’s funding.
Glaucoma Research Foundation
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. The disease damages to the optic nerve, which leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Because it can be so devastating, the Glaucoma Research Foundation is dedicated to funding research and helping current Glaucoma patients maintain a happy, healthy life.
The Foundation’s website includes facts about the disease, tips for living with Glaucoma and links to the latest research.
Ophthalmology Resources for Providers
Get the latest ophthalmology and SourceB resources including: videos, articles, referral forms and more created exclusively for healthcare providers.